Considered to be one of the pioneers of heavy metal and hard rock, Blue Cheer was an American rock band that was formed in San Francisco in 1967. Their music was known for its loud and raw sound, as well as its heavy use of distortion.
The original lineup of Blue Cheer consisted of guitarist Leigh Stephens, bassist/vocalist Dickie Peterson, and drummer Paul Whaley. The band's name was inspired by a brand of laundry detergent, and they quickly gained a reputation for their loud, aggressive sound.
Blue Cheer's debut album, "Vincebus Eruptum," was released in 1968 and featured their hit single "Summertime Blues," a cover of the Eddie Cochran classic. The album reached number 11 on the Billboard 200 chart, and it helped to establish Blue Cheer as a major force in the emerging hard rock scene.
Over the years, Blue Cheer went through several lineup changes, and the band continued to record and tour into the 21st century. Blue Cheers legacy lives on through the countless bands that they inspired with their loud, raw sound.
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